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Capabilities Maturity Model
maturity of the processes of a software organisation. CMM
offers a framework for evolutionary process improvement.
Originally applied to software development (SE-CMM), it has
been expanded to cover other areas including Human Resources
and Software Acquitition.
The levels - focii - and key process areas are:
Level 1 Initial - Heroes - None.
Level 2 Repeatable - Project Management - Software Project
Planning, Software Project Tracking and Oversight, Software
Subcontract Management, Software Quality Assurance, Software
Configuration Management, Requirements Management.
Level 3 Defined - Engineering Process - Organisation Process
Focus, Organisation Process Definition, Peer Reviews, Training
Program, Inter-group Coordination, Software Product
Engineering, Integrated Software Management.
Level 4 Managed - Product and Process Quality - Software
Quality Management, Quantitative Process Management.
Level 5 Optimising - Continuous Improvement - Process Change
Management, Technology Change Management, Defect Prevention.